HandsOnlyCPROne of the Boys & Girls Clubs three key outcomes is to teach young people the importance of good character & citizenship.  One day, perhaps, being a good citizen may be defined by having to save someone’s life by quickly taking action and performing CPR.  Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs staff have trained Club members on the technique known as “Hands Only CPR”.  The American Heart Association’s website states the following: “Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park).”  Ashley Hohenberger, the Youth Development Professional at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club (pictured here), has been leading the charge in training Club members at the Wake Forest Club.  “We have reached 203 people with this CPR class ​and hope to reach more” said Hohenberger.  

To learn more about this potentially life-saving technique, please visit the American Heart Association’s “Learn More” page by clicking here.